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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Watch: Mike Baker the Bike Maker Issues a Creepy Ode to You-Know-What on "Legs"

Posted By on Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 8:54 AM

click to enlarge Just another Wednesday afternoon in Oakland...
  • Just another Wednesday afternoon in Oakland...

Isn't it skeezy to sing an entire song about how much you like ladies' legs? Honor Roll Crew member and NYC-via-East Bay rapper Mike Baker the Bike Maker apparently doesn't care -- he enlisted pals Trackademicks and 1-O.A.K. for this simmering appreciation of "legs, gams, stems," etc. Apparently filmed at the Port of Oakland, the video also offers no small adoration of the San Francisco skyline, rendered in black-and-white by director Torin Simpson. The music here is smooth, no doubt, but we're struggling (read: cringing) with a song and video that show pretty much zero awareness of the objectifying tendencies at their core. (Yes, that is Mike Baker "reading" The Girls of Penthouse at the start. And what would you think if you saw a guy sitting alone on a bench in a public park reading Penthouse?) Read our interview with Mike Baker, in which his leg fetish is further discussed, and watch the video after the jump.

And here's Baker's new album, Mike Plays It Cool:

Mike Baker The Bike Maker - Mike Plays It Cool by The Honor Roll

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